This is a reference book; not a music book.
Music effects the body/mind, and the body/mind of the player affects the playing of music. Laurie Riley discusses our cultural relationship with music, how the brain learns it, how we practice it, how we perform it, how we listen to it, how we teach it, and finally, how it is used in purposely therapeutic ways. This is a revised and updated edition (2010) incorporating the addition two of Laurie's previous books: Nothing Less Than Your Best and The Art of Teaching.
This complete guide for all musicians includes:
Music and the Brain:
Music is a Language
Practice As Passion
Aural, Kinesthetic and Visual Learning
Focus and Relaxation
Overcoming Blocks to Musical Progress
What is Talent
How We Learn Music:
The Five ways of Learning
Basic Music Terminology
Key Changes and the Succession of 5ths
The Art of Teaching
Ergonomics and the Musician's Body
Music as Therapy:
Service vs. Performance
Using Modes and Other Scales
The Human Voice
Beneficial Resonant Frequencies
Effects of Toning and Chant
Acoustic vs. Electric/Electronic Music
Healing Modalities Chart
Music in Medical Settings
Clinical Deportment and Ethics
Terminology of Healthcare Music
and much more!
This PDF is 134 pages long. The color cover is not included in the PDF.
This product is a PDF file, to be downloaded to your computer. We do not sell it as a printed book. It is only available here in this PDF download format.